ASP to Launch Speed Enforcement Week

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By Tammy Moore Teague

It’s being dubbed, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.” It is the Arkansas State Police’s week long campaign planned to target speeders. The effort is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 16 and continue through Sunday, July 22.

“Speeding leads to death on our roadways,” said Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “Higher speeds reduce a driver’s ability to steer safely around other vehicles, roadway hazards and unexpected highway exits or directions.”

According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration more than 9,500 lives were lost in high speed crashes in the US in 2015.

Troopers will be joined by other law enforcement throughout the campaign to keep an eye out for speeders. The goal is save lives and make drivers aware that no excuses are acceptable.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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